1 Corinthians 9:26
So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.
Life crawling by too slowly? Are you waiting to move forward? Do you maybe not feel like you have a purpose? Are you too afraid to put your first foot forward? These are some legitimate questions to be asking oneself when it comes to what exactly are we doing with this life we have been given. Are we not able to move simply because we lack the motivation that catapults us into what God has next for our lives?
We all need a kick in the pants sometimes to get us going when we are stuck in same place for too long. Maybe we have given up on a dream we had because things we not moving at the pace we desired. Perhaps we just got lazy and did not want to put forth the effort it took to move our destiny forward. Whatever the reasons, it is time to pick it back up, go back to the promise from God and put legs to our dreams.
I myself have been in this funk about not moving fast enough. I want to be a published author and things are just not falling into place. I had even stopped working on the third book because I did not see the sense in it. After some recent prayer with a friend, she said we should always go back to the promise God gave us or the next step He said to do. If we trust in God for all things then we need to know that He is at work on His promises to us. Yes, hard to wrap our minds around sometimes but is true.
What if we were to miss out on the opportunity of a life time because we just decided to stop moving forward? What if we did not wait long enough and our blessing was just around the corner? So many things can happen in such a short time. Blessings can come out of nowhere, like when someone paid for me to get my dentures when I had given up on how to pay for them.
I encourage you, that if you have a dream and God has shown you that it is possible to keep moving towards it. Forget what Satan is whispering in your ear. Don’t listen to the voices that tell you it’s impossible….if it is God then It IS possible, we just have to believe and sometimes remind God of His promises to us. So let’s put legs to our dreams and get out of our shells, move forward and enjoy what God has in store for us right around the corner!
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
They say honesty is the best policy and that’s how real I will be tonight. I have seen some good things in my life and I have also seen some bad. They also say you have to take the good with the bad, but why? It’s like swallowing a pill without a liquid to wash it down, it gets stuck. Another saying is bad things happen to good people, which is true but good things also happen to bad people, we just don’t publicize that one as much. The point of my blog today is simple….we cannot hide what hurts us, it will sneak up in the most inopportune times in our lives.
When I was around the age of five, I was molested. I was placed in a shed, doors where closed and inappropriate touching and kissing took place. I spent some time in counseling when I was 18 and I thought I had walked out the whole process of forgiving and leaving this in the past until just recently. I have had several shady relationships and have been taken advantage of in several ways but I did not add these all up together. Never knew why I could not stand small spaces. Never could quite understand why kissing was hard for me. Really confused sometimes why it was hard for me to receive love.
As most of you know I recently got remarried to a wonderful man of God who loves me so deeply it’s hard to accept at times. Just recently I was pushing him away and I had no comprehension as to why I would do this to someone who treated me like a princess twenty four seven. Well last night at about midnight I was flooded with all of the ugly stuff from the past. Yes I had dealt with the molestation but I never dealt with all the other “little” things which happened after that. I had let these things just simmer somewhere in my past, not giving them a second thought….until last night.
Last night Satan decided to show me a whole picture show of my past violations and it hit hard as ever. It took until two in the morning to walk through the forgiveness process. I cried, I tried to hide and I even tried to run but Jesus would not allow it. He used my current husband to pull me out of my funk and show me the right way to feel. I let go all of what was hindering me and the freedom which flooded my soul was explainable. I have not forgotten what happened but the pain and hold it had on me is completely vanished. I now can fully love my husband for who He is and not for what Satan was trying to show me he was.
Are you dealing with wanting to hide? Has the past pains caught up with you? Go now to the Father and deal with the issues. God does not want you to be bound by the past. God wants you to be free not to hide. I encourage you today to just let ONE past hurt go. I don’t care which one it is, just let it go. Do not let the past have a hold so great on you that you cannot enjoy the here and now God has provided for you.